Robert Harrow

Robert reports on the credit card industry, focusing on how changes to regulations and card offerings will impact issuers and consumers alike. Prior to working at ValuePenguin, Robert researched cancer imaging and treatment laser systems at CUNY Hunter College. He graduated with a major in Physics and minor in Mathematics from Hunter.

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Credit Card Fees You May Want to Pay

Most people have a reflexive aversion to paying fees, especially if there are any alternatives to doing so. But sometimes fees can be... Read More

How Credit Card Debt Burdens Vary Across Cities in Texas - 2017 Report

In this study, we evaluated how credit card debt varies throughout Texas in relation to household incomes. By examining the card debt-to-... Read More

How to Pick The Right Type of Cash Back Credit Card

Cash-back credit cards are appealing simple in their rewards: You make purchases, and a certain percentage of what you’ve spent is... Read More

3 Reasons American Express Is Unlikely To Join The Card-Reward Wars

The past few years have been rich indeed for consumers who relish receiving rewards for getting a new credit card. Chase and most other... Read More

5 Things To Know If You Have A Problem With A Credit Card

Complaints about credit cards were up by more than 20% last year over 2015, according to an analysis by Billing... Read More

Credit Card Currency Conversion & Foreign Transaction Fees: What You Need to Know

We go over how credit card currency conversion works when you use your card abroad. Our guide goes over how currency conversion plays... Read More

What Multimillion-Dollar Fines For Credit-Reporting Agencies Mean for Consumers

As the agencies who gather data on your credit records, Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian seem to many consumers to be allies in a world... Read More

3rd Annual Study of Credit Card Complaints (2017)

We crunched the numbers to see where in the United States people are having the most trouble with their credit cards. By analyzing CFPB... Read More

New Yorkers May Soon Begin Paying Credit Card Surcharges

The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a decision of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, giving life to a case that can mean New Yorkers... Read More

How Credit-Card Debt Has Crept Up--And How Cardholders Can Control It

A recent report from WalletHub reveals that Americans piled on an additional $89.2 billion in credit card debt in 2016. That bump brought... Read More